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I had the privilege this morning of listening Dr. Keith Palmer, a guest speaker at Southwest Hills Baptist Church, preach on Psalm 43 (“Quieting the Disquieted Soul”). Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: Peace doesn’t come when our circumstances change, but rather when we see Jesus as our exceeding joy.

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I had the privilege this morning of hearing Pastor Keith Thomas of Bridge City Fellowship preach on Matthew 25:14-30. Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: God’s infinite generosity should motivate us to make the most of every talent, ability, and opportunity He gives us.

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Lat Lord’s Day, I was privileged to hear Pastor Jeff Lacine of Sellwood Baptist Church preach on Matthew 26:17-35. Here is a summary of his sermon in one sentence: Will we hide our sins or will we expose them to the light of God’s grace and receive forgiveness?

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Last Lord’s Day, I was privileged to hear Pastor Art Azurdia of Trinity Church preach on John 1:1-2. What follows is my summary of his sermon in one sentence: Jesus Christ is the fully divine Son of God, and the closer we get to Him the bigger He gets.

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Two Sundays ago, I had the privilege of hearing Pastor Toby Beck of Evergreen Bible Church preach on Matthew 19:13-15. Here is my summary of his sermon in the space of one sentence: Children are valuable in God’s sight, which should motivate parents and others to gladly help them know God and glorify Him.

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I had the privilege this morning of preaching on Colossians 1:15-20. Here is a summary of my sermon in one sentence: Jesus Christ, the Lord of creation and redemption, has first place in everything.

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Just as all the glitters is not gold, so all that goes by the name “worship” isn’t worship.

In Matthew 2:1-11, the magi come to worship the One who was born the King of the Jews. They had searched for Him and were led to Him by God’s providential use of the star. When they found Him, they worshiped.

King Herod, however, proclaimed his desire to worship, too. His real intent became clear in verse 13: “Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him” (which was carried out in verses 14 through 23).

True worship focuses on the Lord and responds to Him, in this case with rejoicing and the giving of gifts. False worship is self-focused, self-interested, and ultimately seeks to suppress and destroy the God who alone is worthy of worship.

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